I needed to make a whole lot of identical parts. I had been making them one at a time. Eventually I realized I was doing it the hard way, and came up with
something better. Vacuum Forming! It allows me to make duplicates of parts quickly, easily, and cheaply.
Here is a neat project I just completed. It is a Raspberry Pie based all in one computer.
It was easy and fun to build.
It neatens up my Raspberry Pi computer, and makes experimenting with it a lot easier. It looks quite sleek and professional too, if I do say
so myself. Check it out.
My Home-Built Biomass Gasifier. A biomass gasifier is a chemical reactor that converts wood, or other biomass substances,
into a combustible gas that can be burned for heating, cooking, or for running an internal combustion engine.
My Home-Built Ramp/Soak Kiln Controller. An 8-segment ramp/soak kiln controller I use to control my kilns for
casting my own telescope mirrors.
My Improvised Generator. an improvised DC generator
built from an old lawn edger and a permanent magnet DC motor. The inspiration behind this generator was to have a cheap way to charge up my battery
banks on days when the weather is cloudy and calm, and my solar panels and
wind turbine aren't providing much energy.
A New and Improved Charge Controller Design. This is a project I have been working on for a while. I wanted to re-design
The charge controller I use with my wind turbine and
solar panels because of the huge volume of emails I get from people who
are having problems trying to build a copy of the controller. I wanted to simplify the charge controller circuit, lower the part count, and use
easier to find parts. I think I succeeded on all counts. Check it out.
Making My Own Soap. I've been making my own soap for quite a while now. I love my soap. Check out the recipe. You might like it too.
My Quick and Easy Car Laptop Tray. How I built an inexpensive laptop / notebook computer tray
for my Toyota Tacoma Pickup. It was easy. You can do it too. This project ought to be adaptable to any vehicle with a center console
Cutting Circles out of Glass. I needed to learn how to cut circles out of glass to make
my laminated telescope mirror blanks.
I actually had to learn how to do it twice, because the technique is different for thin and thick glass. Once I figured it out,
I made some videos to show others how to do it. They can be found a short way down the blank making page.
More to come. Stay tuned.